Thursday, April 28, 2011

Recent Changes Along Fifth

Once again, we decided to take a walk along the Avenue to see what had changed. We've already taken our walk this month but as things seem to be moving quickly this Spring, we thought we'd do it again. And, of course, the weather is nice, so why not?


der kommissar: we've been waiting to see what this tiny storefront would transform into. According to their website, "Der Kommissar brings a little bit of Vienna to 5th Ave." This, we have to try!

Surfish Bistro: is open, and serving Peruvian fusion to great reviews!

Wolf & Deer is opening at 74 Fifth Avenue, in the former Total Wine Bar spot. It is being developed by the owner of Miriam. More details from Here's Park Slope.

Housing Works: in what seemed like record time, Housing Works opened a Brooklyn location at the corner of Garfield and Fifth. With stores like Odd Twin, Guvnor's and more, we think that Fifth Avenue is now officially a vintage shopping destination!

Also, a new bicycle shop will be opening in the giant "Jeans Express" space between 10th and 11th Streets. We look forward to checking it out when they open!


A&k Tile Studio: we were sad to see an "Out of Business" sign on this 9th Street institution. They had high-quality products, an expert staff and great customer service. They will be missed.

Overall, the number of vacant spaces on the avenue appears to be shrinking, as long-empty spaces seem to be undergoing renovation this month. Good news!

Photo: An addition rises above O'Connor's.

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